Test Case Types
Test case types are a way to categorize your test cases. It helps in two ways:
Filtering — Let's say you want to review all performance related tests in your project. If you'd selected the appropriate type while creating test cases, you can easily use the test case type filter to just look at performance related test cases.
Creating Test Runs — Let's say your developers upgraded the security library and want to run all tests related to security. If you'd selected the appropriate test case type while creating test cases, you can easily use the test case type filter to select only security related test cases in the test run.
Your trial account comes preloaded with a few popular types like functional, performance, regression, security, smoke and usability. You can customize this list as per your requirements.
To manage test case types go to Main Menu ▸ Administration ▸ Test Case Types. You will need to have the administrator privilege.
Test Suites vs Test Case Types
Test suites are often confused with test case types.
A test suite usually corresponds to a software module while a test case type indicates the kind of test case.
For example, in a task management software, we could have a Tasks test suite that will contain all test cases related to tasks. These test cases will be related to task module's functionality, security, usability, performance, etc. and the test case type should be used to indicate this aspect of the test cases.